November 4th, 2016- Thought process during the election:
10:00 p.m.: “Wow, a lot of those states are turning red.”
10:30 p.m.: “Okay, this is ridiculous, but Hillary can still catch up.”
11:00 p.m.: “Okay, now it’s a long shot.”
12:00 a.m.: “All hope is lost.”
I woke up the next day thinking “Geez that was a weird dream. Better not turn out like that tonight.” Then I looked at my phone and discovered that, no, “tonight” had happened the previous night and that it was no dream.
The Donald is going to be our new Commander-in-Chief.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, I don’t need to rehash the social repercussions we’re already suffering, now that bigots have become more empowered than they have since the ‘70s.
What can we do? Well, we can’t get Trump kicked out of office (yet) nor can we do anything to stop his inauguration.
What we can do is make sure that we stand united, that we are ready to support those who will be most affected by this event, and, most importantly, that we ready ourselves to protest and otherwise oppose whatever immoral or unconstitutional legislation that Donald Trump tries to pass. We will protest wherever we can whenever we must.
That will be a while yet. We have time to rest and prepare.
So dry your eyes and raise the American flag. The battle isn’t lost yet.
Song of the Week: “My Dear Country” by Norah Jones.
This song was written during the second term of George W. Bush’s presidency. While appropriate then, I think the lyrics are even more applicable now.